defy authority


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Story time:

I wasn’t allowed to read the Harry Potter books as a kid. For my parents, it wasn’t the magic, it was that they had a problem with kids defying authority figures (even if they were villains/abusive, which says a lot) and my dad specifically just didn’t like the writing style and thought that was a good reason to ban them in the house (however it didn’t help that my aunt was and is violently anti witch, both in fiction and reality).

Now obviously being born in the 90s, whether I was able or allowed to read the books or not, I knew the plots of all of them. Who didn’t? I remember my friends excitement and shock when The Half Blood Prince came out, and people waiting in line at midnight during the special releases of the last book, and the tears in public when it all ended.

Well, when I was 15 I finally defied my parents view on the books and went and read most of them at the library, but a prolonged health crisis and life got in the way of me finishing them (I got to The Goblet of Fire).

But now, at 22, I’m buying them for myself. I don’t have the money to splurge on a box set, but I’ll be buying a book a month or so.

And tonight I’m finally rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.

the signs as terrible decisions of the GOT characters that ended up fucking their lives up
  • Aries: Cersei gives full power of moral judgment to Faith Militant
  • Taurus: Robb betrays the agreement with Walder Frey and marries Talisa
  • Gemini: Stannis listens to any advice of Melisandre like any of them
  • Cancer: Sansa agrees to marry Ramsay
  • Leo: Viserys threatens Dany and defies Khal Drogo’s authority in front of several dothraki
  • Virgo: Theon burns the letter that was revealing the truth about his father and essentially betrays Robb af
  • Libra: Theon invades Winterfell
  • Scorpio: Ned agrees to be the King's Hand and travels to south
  • Sagittarius: Oberyn starts a passionate monologue in the middle of a fight with the fucking Mountain
  • Capricorn: All the Jon Snow’s tenure as Lord Commander tbh
  • Aquarius: Renly enters the race for the Iron Throne
  • Pisces: Catelyn holds Tyrion and basically starts a war
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I’m trying to write Sirius
And I’m so conflicted because
On one hand I have emo bad boy Sirius who hates his family, constantly defies authority and breaks the rules and hexes Snape on the reg and is generally an earring- and leather jacket-wearing, motorbike riding little shit who has meaningless sex with girls because he hates emotions

And on the other hand I’ve got gay unicorn drama queen Sirius who loves power ballads and his hair and starts singing “I Will Survive” at the top of his lungs in the common room or dorm every time Remus refuses to drink Firewhisky and/or snog him, until someone (probably James or Remus) casts a silencing charm, and when Evans introduces them all to Muggle movies he sobs the most when they watch “West Side Story” because “those two only had each other, PRONGS!!!”
And I don’t know which one to write him as?? Because both are so appealing but I can only make him one or the other and I just

Someone who lies and someone who tells the truth are playing on opposite sides, so to speak, in the same game. Each responds to the facts as he understands them, although the response of the one is guided by the authority of the truth, while the response of the other defies that authority and refuses to meet its demands. The bullshitter ignores these demands altogether. He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.
—  Frankfurt, Harry G. (2009-01-10). On Bullshit (Kindle Locations 324-328). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.

anonymous asked:

What do you think of Lucien after ACOMAF? I know people are pissed that he didn't stick up for Feyre, but at the same time, in the past he's always gotten screwed over whenever he's defied authority.

Ahh Lucien… I feel really conflicted about him because like, in a way I’m more disappointed in him than Tamlin because he could have helped but he stood to the side. But they’ve been friends for a long long time, and I understand that he might not want to give up on Tamlin easily, and that he just kept thinking that it would get better in time, even though that is stupid.

And I understand why he still wanted to get Feyre back to the spring court that time in the forest, because Rhys has made a reputation for himself so it’s logical from his perspective that he doesn’t trust him that easily. Like when they got the letter saying that Feyre was fine. Like??? Yeah right. What proof is a letter really, that can easily be faked, and with the mind controlling thing that isn’t even necessary. I never thought that was going to work, so I was so excited when they met in the woods because they could talk face to face and work things out. But nope. 

But right now I don’t know what he thinks, because he’s obviously suspicious of her and I don’t know how that will unfold. I just hope he gets on Feyre’s side, because she needs it and I like him.

Uranus in the 10th House & the freedom to choose

uranus in the 10th house can symbolize restlessness regarding your career, meaning it’s important for you to have a certain degree of free will choosing your vocation and how you progress in life. there is also a need to be independent, as you can be often trapped in an unshakable desire to defy authority. your rebellious streak is under control when your job/role is stimulating and you’re able to express your most original ideas.

you don’t want to be bound by societal definitions of what is a correct job or role in society, as there is an exaggerated tendency towards originality and uranus here often shows a need for dramatic changes in business, as well as status in life. you may make unpredictable career choices and abruptly end one profession to begin a brand new vocational sphere… no one can tell you what to do, so you’re free to choose. astrologically, uranus reflects a free spirit which breaks free from any form of suppression.

headcanons from the ot4 group home au i'm working on:

- raven’s the tired and true oldest resident in the home and she takes lil octavia in under her wing to show her the ropes 

- lexa is very… eccentric. she likes her aztec patterned blankets and is always wrapped up in one, watching jeopardy reruns and calling out the answers when octavia wanders downstairs in the middle of the night. 

- clarke really likes sweatpants and cigarettes and defying any sort of authority 

- octavia solves her problems by punching things although she learns quickly that sometimes it just makes your problems worse 

- lexa’s the only one who indra trusts with the house key because she’s the only one who doesn’t skip school 

- all lexa does is watch jeopardy reruns 

- no. really. she loves them.

Honestly Clarke’s character is so weirdly handled by the writers? The fact that she apologizes for everyone’s actions, forgives everybody and takes the blame for everything is literally so fkn unhealty? like how has she not exploded yet? She should have break down like a hundred times, or at least shut her heart down or like found a way to escape the tension she must feel constantly inside. But like here she goes, walking around, seemingly okay, forgiving and taking everyone’s shit like she deserves it. Like what’s happening?

I dont get how they’re portraying her character. She literally defies authority since season 1. She’s strong and she’s fierce and she’s such a good leader. But here we are, since 3x09, where Clarke stays silent and lets everyone walk on her, and where she doesn’t call people on what they did, but still takes the blame for everything. But someone as Clarke wouldn’t do that? Somebody like her, who did all of the things she did, who didn’t shy away on calling out Wells when she thought he was responsible for her father’s death, who didn’t shy away on calling her mother’s out, or to defy Abby and Jaha or whoever else, who fucking killed people to save her own, wouldn’t just stay there and take it? like it doesn’t make sense. It’s like the writers gave her two personalities that don’t fit together. A submissive one and a dominant one. A dominant one to get shit done, and a submissive one to give space to the other characters pain.  I get that she apologizes, but she should have to apologize that people died and that life is unfair, not that she took the lead and saved them. Nobody stepped up at her place and nobody has the right to be mad at her, and Clarke herself should know that.

Clarke always did what she had to do, since season 1, and she always did what she thought was right, and she always stood up for herself. And the fact that she doesn’t stand up for herself anymore is bullshit. Clarke deserves better.